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  • Correctional Officer Posting - NYS Civil Service Site

    Hey guys,

    Thought I would throw this out there if anyone hasn't checked the NYS Civil Service site yet. They just listed the position for Correctional Officer. Applications have to be in by September 13th.

    Good Luck!

  • #2
    thanks for the post!

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    • #3
      Caiman,

      Thanks for the update...I applied.

      If your interested Maryland Corrections is making a big push to hire CO's. There are multiple testing dates in Aug. I posted the link for you at the bottom-

      http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/employment/index.shtml

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      • #4
        Why would they offer this test so soon? I took the NYS Correction Officer test in 2008. I just checked the NYS civil service site and the test is good from 7-28-09 - 7-28-13. Can anybody shed light on why they would be giving the test again so soon when the previous test is still good for almost three years?

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        • #5
          It's even advertised in the Pennysaver
          RETIRED 9-16-10

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kannons610 View Post
            Why would they offer this test so soon? I took the NYS Correction Officer test in 2008. I just checked the NYS civil service site and the test is good from 7-28-09 - 7-28-13. Can anybody shed light on why they would be giving the test again so soon when the previous test is still good for almost three years?
            They do this a lot, give a test... say its good for four years, then give another test the following year.
            Trying to get on in NY...
            PM me if you hear of any upstate NY departments that are giving a civil service test.

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            • #7
              The Correction Officer Trainee Exam for the New York State Department of Correctional Services is usually given twice a year, once in April and once in October. This is the first exam they are giving since the April, 2009 exam because they did not hire any new COs between November of 2008 and November of 2009 due to them closing and consolidating some of the state correctional facilities. This gave the state a huge back log of applicants. Ever since the state started hiring new COs again in November, they have been cranking out academy classes left and right since then. The state has been putting two CO academy classes through a month since then. They are even putting recruits up in hotels because there is not enough rooms in the dorms at the academy for how many people they have been hiring. They just finished hiring off of the October, 2007 exam and are starting to hire off of the April, 2008 exam. They also have been canvassing/processing applicants off of the October, 2008 exam. I scored a 90 on the April, 2009 exam but have not received anything other than my results and list number so far.

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